PHOTO: A soccer ball sits on the grass at Rippamonti Field in Riverside Park.
The City of Victoria Parks and Recreation will host a one-day soccer tournament July 11 at Lowe Field and Rippamonti Field in Riverside Park.
“Soccer is the most played sport across the globe,” said recreation coordinator Alex Moore. “Parks and Recreation has never hosted a soccer league, but we know that there’s recreational soccer happening around the city. This tournament will help us to connect with local players and gauge interest in having a City league.”
The double elimination tournament will have men’s and co-ed divisions, and the format for both will be 5x5. The registration fee is $50 for a team of up to 10 people plus a $30-per-game referee fee to be paid in cash the day of the tournament.
Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. Registered teams will receive a schedule in advance showing the tournament bracket.
Parks and Recreation plans to host its first soccer league in the fall. Information will be shared at victoriatx.gov and on Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page as it becomes available.
The tournament will be open to spectators. Attendees are strongly advised to practice social distancing.
The registration deadline is July 7. To register a team, visit victoriatx.gov/registration or call 361-485-3200.